Monday, 21 January 2019

Stampin Up new cling stamps are finally here!

Beginning with the 2019 occasions catalogue and Sale-a-Bration brochure, all new stamp sets will be available either in cling (for red rubber stamps) or photopolymer.

Stamps in the 2018-2019 annual catalogue will continue to be available in clear-mount, wood-mount or photopolymer.

Red rubber stamp sets (clear-mount or wood-mount) in the annual catalogue that will be carrying over will transition to cling with the 2019-2020 annual catalogue. So that means, in the 2019-2020 annual catalogue, clear-mount and wood-mount stamps will no longer be available.

Labelling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. Please note: Once you place the label on the cling stamp, it is adhered permanently. Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the foam of the stamp. Each cling stamp case will also include labelling instructions.

It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps.
  • Remove the paper backing from the label.
  • Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp.
  • Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.
  • Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet.
  • Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping. 
To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.

To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.

To see how it is done, please watch the video below.

Jar of Love Christmas Shaker Card

Here is another Christmas card that uses a couple of older stamp sets that I still enjoy using. The stamps sets I used are: 'Jar of Love' (still current) and 'Festival of Trees' (retired). I love shaker cards, so decided to make another one using some clear glass sea beads for this card.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Jolly Friends Christmas Cards

How adorable is the Jolly Friends stamp set. The moose is so cute and looks great on these Christmas cards. Even though this stamp set is retired, I plan on making a few more fun cards with this set.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Dragonfly Dreams Card

Today I am sharing a card that I cased from Chantal de Kaste which uses the 'Dragonfly Dreams' stamp set. I really like the simplicity of this card and like how the colour pops against the white.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Cool Treats Birthday Card

I'm so sad that the 'Cool Treats' stamp set has now retired, as it was one of my all time favourite stamp sets.

I still have several cards that I would like to share using this stamp set, and today is one that I cased from Raquelle Clifton-Batth. I kept the style the same, but used different DSP, colours, ribbon and ice cream.

Little Numbers Birthday Card

This card has certainly done the rounds on the web, and I have seen many different versions. I cased my cards from Pamela Ho, as I liked the bling and the pop of colour against the black and white.

Thoughtful Branches Card

Given that there are some many tree/nature stamps sets at the moment, I thought it would be the perfect time to share the below card that I cased from Kimberly VanDiepen some time ago. I made a few subtle changes, but kept the same style and colours.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Interactive Pinwheel Birthday Card

Do you ever struggle to make the perfect birthday card for a child? Well if you do, then I have a great little interactive card that might just be suitable.